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Angelica Garcia

Angelica Garcia

credit: Claire Marie Vogel

Karma The Knife

In Donald Trump’s America, being a Latina from East LA, living in the South (Richmond, Virginia) is just about as close to the political bone as you can get. Angelica Garcia lends her astonishing voice to her poetically woven musings and statements of intent. In a time when music should stand up and isn’t, she’s an old head on young shoulders and a total anomaly.

After an unhappy period with a major label, 24-year-old Garcia has had a fantastic grounding in what not to do and has spent the past 2 years plotting her own sound and vision. The first fruits of her labour, the single ‘Karma The Knife” drifted out recently winning over people drawn to her beat-driven, sharp and persistently melodic pop music. She’s extremely hard to compare, but there’s certainly elements of Beck, The Beastie Boys, Jack White and Kimbra all through Garcia’s particular kaleidoscopic worldview.

An album is close to completion and is expected in early 2019.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Richmond, VA
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Indie Pop
Event Type: Showcase